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Pavilion DV7 Blu-ray drive replacement

Q: Pavilion DV7 Blu-ray drive replacement

I have a HP Pavilion DV7 - 4285dx which comes with a Multi DVD +/- DL blah blah whatever drive in it. (no bluray)

I would like to know if I could find a replacement bluray drive for this laptop.

Does anyone know where I could find this or if this is even possible?

I would assume its possible since that I had bought a bluray drive for my PC, and it works.

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A: Pavilion DV7 Blu-ray drive replacement

After some more research I found a replacement part that should work.

For anyone looking for similar answers, the part number is 605417-001 CT21L

Just do a google search with part of that number or all to help find the correct parts.

Thanks everyone....
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I realize you probably already bought and installed a drive, but, to help anyone else, I just replaced the original HDD (it crashed) in my HP Pavilion ze 5170 with a HITACHI Travelstar 5K100 HTS541010G9AT00 (13G1591) 100GB 5400 RPM ATA-6 Notebook Hard Drive from for $70 shipped. It's quieter, faster, and larger than the original 40GB drive and so far it works great.
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A:Re: hp pavilion dv7 cpu fan replacement

 @stardisplays Welcome to HP Forums, this is a great place to get support, find answers and tips,Thank you for posting your query, I'll be more than glad to help you out  As I understand you want to replace the CPU Fan and require the type of fan compatible with the DV7,I will be able to provide support, although, it would be a limited support as HP doesn't recommend replacing the fan on your own as it may impact damage upon other parts, Nevertheless, to answer your question: 640903-001 (This is compatible with your series) You could also find your parts on the HP Parts store: Click here Let me know if you need any further assistance,Happy to help,Regards,
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A:Replacement cooling fan for HP Pavilion DM4-3050us

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A:Cooling fan replacement advice for HP Pavilion dv6-6093ex notebook

I would say the components are (in order): thermal compound - heatsink and then the fan

You would need thermal compound too. And an appropriate cleaning solution to remove previous compound.

I wouldn't know how handy you are, do you end up with spare screws when you try fixing stuff?

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Regarding the reference to a Master DVD Drive:
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Something else?

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A:Replacement Hard drive

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A:Which replacement hard drive ?

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